Accessibility Options

Policy Officer

Closing Date: May 14th, 2023

Are you interested in a varied and challenging role that contributes towards making Cambridgeshire a safer place? Do you want to broaden your experience within the criminal justice system, policing or community safety context? Are you able to understand the bigger picture and distil a wide range of evidence, information and legislation to inform senior decision makers? Are you a self-starter who can use your initiative to deliver your own work and support others? If so, then we want to hear from you.

A vacancy has arisen for a post in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, supporting the delivery of the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and other statutory responsibilities. While your focus will be on issues relating to crime prevention, you will also provide wider policy support across the broad ranging work of the Commissioner’s office. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring the office meets key statutory requirements, such as the Serious Violence Duty and the From Harm to Hope drugs strategy.

The role will be fast-paced, dynamic and varied. One week you will be working with colleagues from across the local partnership to understand and develop responses to long-term causes of re-offending; and the next you could be researching a new piece of legislation to understand what the implications are for the Commissioner and his office. You will also be responsible for managing and coordinating strategic Boards. A core element of this role involves collaborative working with a range of organisations, partners and local stakeholders. In bringing partners together, you will be able to identify opportunities for change and turn plan into action.

You will need to be comfortable balancing competing priorities against a backdrop of complex change. You will need to be able to translate legislation into local procedures, and big picture context into local policy positions. You also need to work professionally and effectively with stakeholders from across the local partnership.

If you are successful, you will be part of a small, friendly and supportive team. The team currently adopts a flexible working arrangement, dividing time between the office (at Police Headquarters in Huntingdon) and home working. You must be able to travel to the office, around the county and elsewhere for meetings to fulfil business need.

The role is preferably full-time (37 hours); however, flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Further information about the role can be obtained from Recruiting Manager, Ella Hayward, Senior Partnership Policy Officer. If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Ella via email to arrange a time (

The deadline for applications is Sunday 14th May 2023. Shortlisting will take place on Monday 15th May 2023. Interviews will be held at Police Headquarters in Huntingdon on Wednesday 24th May 2023.

Please note, the statement of no more than 500 words should be against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile, not the competency and values framework.

For the purposes of the application, you will be expected to provide your CV as well as evidence against the minimum entry requirements (MERs). There is a word count limit of 500 words for the MERs.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be expected to evidence against all CVF (competency and values framework) competencies and the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.